Books Just Ordered

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hello Book X, meet Book Y

Introductions all around for these books that remind reviewers of similar books.
Minding Ben by Victoria Brown is being marketed as "The Nanny Diaries meets The Help."
Conquistadora by Esmerelda Santiago is a big colorful saga set on a Caribbean sugar plantation. Publisher's Weekly calls it the "Puerto Rican Gone with the Wind." 
If you're getting excited for next week's release of the movie based on Water for Elephants, you might enjoy circus-themed The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin. It's about a little person who stars in one of P.T. Barnum's famous attractions.
There's early buzz for Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, screenwriter of Fanboys. It's the adventure of a geeky kid searching for a real treasure in a virtual world. The blurbs from fantasy and sci-fi authors describe it as a dystopian novel combined with 80's nostalgia, and of course, Warner Brothers is planning to turn it into a movie. Ready Player One is being described as "a blend of Avatar, The Matrix and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and also "Tron meets the Nintendo Kid."

Let me also allow you to make the aquaintance of these other books just added to our collection:

Anam, Tahmima. The Good Muslim. Harper. 8/1/2011.

Andrews, Donna. Real Macaw. Minotaur Books. 7/19/2011. Mystery

Armstrong, Kelley. Spell Bound. Dutton Books. 7/26/2011. Fantasy

Balogh, Mary. The Secret Mistress. Delacorte Press. 7/12/2011. Romance

Balzo, Sandra. Running on Empty. Severn House Publishers. 4/1/2011. Mystery

Benjamin, Melanie. The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. Delacorte Press. 7/26/2011.

Berry, Steve. The Jefferson Key. Ballantine Books. 5/17/2011.

Box, C.J. Back of Beyond. Minotaur Books. 8/2/2011. Mystery

Brockovich, Erin. Rock Bottom. Vanguard Press. 3/1/2011.

Brown, Victoria. Minding Ben. Hyperion Books. 4/12/2011.

Cline, Ernest. Ready Player One. Crown Publishing Group (NY). 8/16/2011. Sci-Fi

Cook, Claire. Best Staged Plans. Hyperion Books. 6/7/2011.

Cox, Josephine. Blood Brothers. William Morrow Paperbacks. 8/1/2011.

Deaver, Jeffery. Carte Blanche: The New James Bond Novel. Simon & Schuster. 6/14/2011.

Duncan, Glen. The Last Werewolf. Knopf Publishing Group. 7/12/2011.

Dunn, Matthew. Spycatcher. William Morrow & Company. 8/9/2011.

Edwards, Martin. The Hanging Wood. Poisoned Pen Press. 4/5/2011. Mystery

Garwood, Julie. The Ideal Man. Dutton Books. 8/9/2011. Romance

Geda, Fabio. In the Sea There Are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari. Doubleday Books. 8/9/2011.

Griffin, W.E.B. Victory and Honor. Putnam Adult. 8/9/2011.

Griffiths, Elly. The House at Sea's End. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). 1/12/2012. Mystery

Hadley, Tessa. The London Train. Harper Perennial. 6/1/2011.

Hayes, Jonathan. A Hard Death. Harper. 4/1/2011.

Heley, Veronica. False Money. Severn House Publishers. 3/1/2011. Mystery

Hill, Reginald. The Woodcutter (First Ustion). Harper. 8/1/2011.

Jacobson, Douglas W. The Katyn Order. McBooks Press. 5/1/2011.

Jance, J.A. Betrayal of Trust: A J.P. Beaumont Novel. William Morrow & Company. 8/1/2011.

Juby, Susan. Home to Woefield. Harper. 3/1/2011.

Kennedy, Douglas. The Moment. Atria Books. 5/3/2011.

Kingsbury, Karen. Leaving. Zondervan. 3/22/2011.

LaHaye, Tim. Thunder of Heaven: A Joshua Jordan Novel. Zondervan. 6/28/2011.

Levien, David. Thirteen Million Dollar Pop: A Frank Behr Novel. Doubleday Books. 8/9/2011.

McCaffrey, Anne. Dragon's Time: Dragonriders of Pern. Del Rey Books. 6/28/2011. Fantasy

McCall Smith, Alexander. The Dog Who Came in from the Cold: A Corduroy Mansions Novel. Pantheon Books. 6/21/2011.

McCleary, Carol. The Illusion of Murder. Forge. 4/12/2011. Mystery

McNamara, Frances. Death at Pullman. Allium Press. 3/15/2011. Mystery

Polansky, Daniel. Low Town. Doubleday Books. 8/16/2011. Fantasy

Preston, Douglas J. Cold Vengeance. Grand Central Publishing. 8/2/2011.

Ratzinger, Joseph. Jesus of Nazareth, Part Two: Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. Ignatius Press. 3/10/2011. Nonfiction

Robards, Karen. Justice. Gallery Press. 7/19/2011. Romance

Santiago, Esmeralda. Conquistadora. Knopf Publishing Group. 7/12/2011.

Schulman, Helen. This Beautiful Life. Harper. 8/1/2011.

Simon, Clea. Dogs Don't Lie. Poisoned Pen Press. 4/5/2011. Mystery

Spencer, Sally. Echoes of the Dead. Severn House Publishers. 3/1/2011. Mystery

Unger, Lisa. Darkness, My Old Friend. Crown Publishing Group (NY). 8/2/2011.

Wiggs, Susan. The Goodbye Quilt. Mira Books. 3/29/2011. Romance

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